Special Issue "Untangling the Cross-Talk between Immune Responses and Infection"

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409). This special issue belongs to the section "Cellular Immunology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 155

Special Issue Editors

Institut de Recherche en Infectiologie de Montpellier (IRIM), Université de Montpellier, CNRS, CEDEX 5, 34293 Montpellier, France
Interests: bacterial pathogens, host-pathogen interactions, innate immunity, autophagy
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Institut de Recherche en Infectiologie de Montpellier (IRIM), Université de Montpellier, CNRS, 34090 Montpellier, France
Interests: dendritic cells; human immunodeficiency virus-1; innate immunity ; autophagy ;alarmins
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The recent COVID-19 outbreak, although surprising in its magnitude, was ultimately quite predictable and planned. This global health crisis revealed how fragile our hyperconnected world can suddenly be in the face of a pathogen that has no real borders. Even if amazing and unprecedented successes have been accomplished, thanks to the selflessness and resilience of caregivers and scientists, SARS-CoV2 nevertheless represents only one pathogen among thousands of other potentially existing ones, whether bacterial, viral, parasitic, or other. It is therefore becoming ever more critical to better understand the possible causes of the (re-)emergence of certain pathogens, in particular by untangling in more detail the mechanisms governing the host's immune response to these pathogens. Studies of each key step in the interaction of a pathogen with its host are therefore critically needed, ranging from endocytosis to intracellular trafficking, from the manipulation of signaling pathways to the modulation of the expression of specific host genes, from the control of cellular metabolic pathways to the regulation of specific enzymes important for the replication of the pathogen, or even from the localization of pathogen-derived proteins and genetic material until complete replication and further transmission towards other target cells. Those aspects of investigation are of major importance for pinpointing and characterizing the cellular mechanisms implicated and improving potential therapeutic approaches.

This volume of Cells invites scientists who are experts in this field to contribute original articles or reviews to increase our knowledge on host–pathogen interactions, which will allow readers to have an overview of the cellular mechanisms at play during the crosstalk between certain pathogens and host immune cells and also to appreciate the perspectives of therapeutic strategies aimed at preventing pathophysiological consequences.

Dr. Eric Martinez
Dr. Fabien Blanchet
Guest Editors

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